Our logo

One of the many tasks the founding members of the Friends faced in 2005 was to design a logo. Since none of the early members were particularly artistic, they decided to hold a contest. The winning entry, shown at far left, was designed by Kira Burge, a high school senior who went on to study art and business at the University of Oregon. Kira designed the logo to represent the concepts of growth, learning, and connection. An article about Kira and the winning design appeared in a local newspaper in July 2005. The original logo was “freshened up” by a local graphic designer in 2017; that version is shown at near left.

In 2022 we redesigned our website. Board member Linda Kilgore stepped up to design a new logo which is included in the header of each website page. Linda designed a family of logos in different sizes that we use on our letterhead, newsletter, brochures, and flyers as well as the website. We think the whimsical, colorful books and modern font set the tone for our organization’s fun and friendly culture.

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Join us

The Friends of Tualatin Library Fall Membership Drive is underway; the annual mailing went out to members on November 15th.

We’re proud of all we’ve accomplished in the past year:

  • We’re on track to raise more than $16,000 this year through membership dues and book sales.
  • We’ve donated almost $13,000 this year to the Tualatin Library for a variety of programs.
  • We’re making technology upgrades, including the re-designed website.

If you’re already a member of the Friends, please consider taking a more active role through volunteering. And, if you’re not a member yet, we hope you’ll join. It’s easy to renew or join on our Membership page.

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Our next book sale: September 17, 2022

The Friends will be holding a book sale on Saturday September 17th, 10am – 4pm on the plaza in front of the library. There will be a “Members Only” pre-sale hour from 9 – 10am; memberships will be available at the door starting at $5 for Seniors. The final hour of the sale, 3 – 4pm, will be a close-out $5 bag sale for all regularly priced items. Cash and credit cards accepted.

This sale will feature fiction and non-fiction for adults and kids; old books and classics; puzzles and games; and Christmas/Hanukkah materials. Sorry, no digital media items (DVDs and CDs) at this sale.

If you’d like to volunteer to help at the sale, please contact Laura Baker at president@friendsofthetualatinlibrary.org.

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A donation from afar

When we receive cash donations, they’re usually from people or businesses nearby — from Tualatin or a neighboring community. So, we were surprised recently to receive a $100 check in the mail from a couple from Connecticut. Along with the check they sent a letter explaining: “Even though we have never been to your library, we are happy to join as a member. You are doing such important, patriotic work. America needs an educated populace, and it is too easy to be fed things other than the truth.”

The donation is part of their Turn to the Wonderful project which emphasizes the importance of giving locally. They have sent $100 checks to local libraries, NPR stations, United Way organizations, science museums, URJ congregations, and ACLU organizations throughout the country. You can learn more about the TTTW project on their website: https://www.turntothewonderful.com/

We are most grateful and will put the donation to good use at the Tualatin Public Library.

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